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Blugold Family Communication

Where Blugold families come together

Your student's time away at college is full of lots of emotions—excitement, worry, hope. We want to make being a Blugold parent as easy as possible! Here, you'll find information on campus events, important deadlines and details on what UWEC is doing to ensure that your student has the best experience possible while on campus. 

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Campus Updates

Student Health Service at UWEC in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Health System is conducting a study to de-label students that have a penicillin or amoxicillin allergy. 

Recent research shows that over 90% of patients labeled to be allergic to penicillin or amoxicillin can safely take the medication. While most patients think there are many other alternative antibiotics that can be substituted for penicillin, this is not the case. Unfortunately, most of the second-choice antibiotics are more expensive, have more severe side effects and often are less effective. Penicillin remains the least costly and most effective treatment for many common infections, such as sinus infection, ear infection, sore throat, pneumonia, and for most infections of children and pregnant women.

This study consists of completing a short survey to determine if a student has a low risk of a positive penicillin allergy test.  Low risk individuals will be contacted by Student Health Service to schedule a virtual appointment with the medical director where she will confirm their eligibility.  If a student qualifies, they will then receive a single dose of liquid amoxicillin and be observed in the Student Health Center.  If they do not have a reaction to amoxicillin, the penicillin/amoxicillin allergy label will be removed from their medical record, and they can take this class of antibiotics in the future.

Students will receive a $5 gift card to Caribou Coffee for completing the questionnaire and a $20 gift card to Caribou Coffee for completing the study. Students who have previously reported a penicillin or amoxicillin allergy to Student Health Service have received a secure message from the medical director inviting them to participate in this study. If your student is interested in participating and has not received a message, please have them contact Dr. Kim Frodl at frodlka@uwec.edu.

Blugold Success

A UW-Eau Claire undergraduate research team that includes (from left) Grace Cunningham, Kira Haus, Dr. Elizabeth Glogowski and Marshall Apps will share its research with a national audience at Posters on the Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

Sharing research with a national audience

A team of undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will share their research with a national audience this spring during the prestigious Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C. Just 60 projects were selected for the event.

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Zach Caterer (left) will present the undergraduate student research he is doing with Dr. Michael Walsh (right) during the Research in the Rotunda event in March in Madison. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

Embracing his 'new normal'

Zach Caterer was volunteering at a summer youth camp when a water accident left him with a spinal cord injury, changing his life forever. Now at UW-Eau Claire, he's excelling in and out of the classroom as he embraces his "new normal."

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Dr. Gomes works with student in computer lab

Diversifying STEM field

UW-Eau Claire has received a nearly $400K grant from the National Science Foundation to support research opportunities in computational science for 10 students each summer for three years, positions expected to attract a diverse pool of applicants.

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Ranked 2nd

Most Livable College Town

in the U.S.

by SmartAsset in 2021

In 2020-2021,

89% of Blugolds

had a job offer within a month of graduation

Recognized as a

national leader

in study abroad

by the 2021 Open Doors Report of the Institute of International Education

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